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3 things about François Ozon’s FRANTZ

Frantz [2016] 1. Black & white. They enter the cave, pass through, and on the other side the world is in color. 2. She studies the painting. “It makes me want to live.” Manet’s “Le Suicide.” 3. Without reading it, … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s DOUBLE LOVER

Double Lover [2017] 1. They shake hands and then kiss. Moments later, a shared breast. 2. Stuffed cat in her daughter’s bedroom. 3. A tiny claw emerges. Ozon enters Lynch/Cronenberg territory, with mesmerizing results.

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3 things about François Ozon’s IN THE HOUSE

In the House [2012] 1. After they invite him to their basketball game, he displays just the right amount of hesitation. 2. She doesn’t understand the poem. Germain is delighted by Claude’s ingenuity. 3. On a grid, a moving tableaux … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s POTICHE

Potiche [2010] 1. She opens up a desk drawer, takes out a can of hairspray, and gives herself a quick touchup. 2. A suede-wrapped telephone? 3. She suddenly appears in the market, surrounded by members of the press. He looks … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s LE REFUGE

Le refuge [2009] 1. He searches for a suitable vein. Then he looks at himself in the mirror, tenses his neck, inserts the needle. 2. Everyone on the dancefloor is moving very slowly. 3. Shades of Belle de jour: at … Continue reading

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